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The Yankees Covid Outbreak May Be Bad News for Ditching Masks

The spate of cases is a bad bounce—and it might show that lifting mask mandates for the...

A study of Earth’s crust hints that supernovas aren’t gold mines

A smattering of plutonium atoms embedded in Earth’s crust are helping to resolve the origins of nature’s...

Researchers Shed Light on the Perils of Firefly Tourism

A new study shines light on how bug spray, flashlights, and foot traffic can spell disaster for...

The Teeny, Tiny Scientific Screwup That Helped Covid Kill

All pandemic long, scientists brawled over how the virus spreads. Droplets! No, aerosols! At the heart of...

Brain implants turn imagined handwriting into text on a screen

Electrodes in a paralyzed man’s brain turned his imagined handwriting into words typed on a screen. The...

Watch a Snake Robot Go for a Swim

The Hardened Underwater Modular Robot Snake has thrusters for muscles and a camera for a face. Your...

Small bribes may help people build healthy handwashing habits

Good habits are hard to adopt. But a little bribery can go a long way. That’s the...

Awesome, Hypnotic Photos of Swirling, Crystal Chemistry

A new book goes micro to show the wonderful world of close-up chemical reactions.If you memorized the...

Morphing noodles start flat but bend into curly pasta shapes as they’re cooked

This pasta is no limp noodle. When imprinted with carefully designed arrangements of grooves, flat pasta morphs...

This Is Your Brain Under Anesthesia

For the first time, researchers were able to observe, in extra-fine detail, how neurons behave as consciousness...

Vaccine hesitancy is nothing new. Here’s the damage it’s done over centuries

As vaccines to protect people from COVID-19 started becoming available in late 2020, the rhetoric of anti-vaccine...

US Teens Can Get Their Covid Shot. What’s Next for Schools?

Kids as young as 12 are now authorized for Pfizer’s vaccine. That could make it easier for...
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